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Suicide and Suicide Risk in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations: Review and Recommendations
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This article is a culmination of a three-year effort by an expert panel to address the need for better understanding of suicidal behavior and suicide risk in sexual minority populations, and stimulate the development of needed prevention strategies, interventions and policy changes.
Dimensions of sexual orientation and the prevalence of mood and anxiety disorders in the United States.
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B bisexual behavior conferred the highest odds of any mood or anxiety disorder for both males and females, and the importance of including multiple measures of sexual orientation in population-based health studies is emphasized.
Sexual orientation, substance use behaviors and substance dependence in the United States.
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Although non-heterosexual orientation was generally associated with a higher risk of substance use and substance dependence, the majority of sexual minority respondents did not report substance use or meet criteria for DSM-IV substance dependence.
Discrimination and mental health among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults in the United States.
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Examining the associations between multiple types of discrimination, based on race or ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation, and past-year mental health disorders in a national sample of self-identified lesbian, gay, and bisexual women and men suggests that different types ofdiscrimination may be differentially associated with past- year mental health Disorders.
The relationship between discrimination and substance use disorders among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults in the United States.
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Health professionals should consider the role multiple types of discrimination plays in the development and treatment of substance use disorders among LGB adults.
Substance Use and Abuse in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Populations
Despite many gaps in the research on substance abuse and sexual orientation, recent data suggest that, overall, substance use among lesbians and gay men—particularly alcohol use—has declined over the
Mental health and suicidality among racially/ethnically diverse sexual minority youths.
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More research is needed to better understand the manner in which sex and race/ethnicity intersect among sexual minorities to influence risk and protective factors, and ultimately, mental health outcomes.
Victimization and substance use disorders in a national sample of heterosexual and sexual minority women and men.
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Results showed strong associations between victimization and any past-year SUDs and confirmed findings from several previous studies indicating that, compared with heterosexuals, sexual minority women and men are at heightened risk for life-time victimization.
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